Windows Home Server + Zune + Windows Media Center scenario

WHS provides a lot of added benefits to Windows Home Server + Zune + Windows Media Center scenario. Let’s first talk about what WMC and Zune are capable of “WMC is a beautiful interface found inside consumer Windows 7, Vista, and XP SKUs that lets you watch TV through your computer. WMC is capable of […]

WHS provides a lot of added benefits to Windows Home Server + Zune + Windows Media Center scenario. Let’s first talk about what WMC and Zune are capable of “WMC is a beautiful interface found inside consumer Windows 7, Vista, and XP SKUs that lets you watch TV through your computer. WMC is capable of recording TV from those available signals (except for IPTV which’s available by demand). Now if you add Zune, you can use Zune software to convert recorded TV into a compatible Zune format. However, this happens during your Sync which can take some time.” Adding WHS to WMC + Zune scenario gives you a couple of extra benefits you didn’t have before. First, compressing of the video is done ahead of time and not ‘real time’ during the sync. Secondly, you can compress AC3 audio TV content. Most, if not all, digital content being broadcasted will require this. It’s a great workaround for those of you already trying to do this! Now add in all the features that WHS provides.